Axehead (Met)

Conserved at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

On a gold upper field two colorless buqjas, on a gold central field a colorless cup, on a colorless lower field a gold cup

Possible dating: b. 15th century

Dimensions (of the axehead): H. 26 cm

Dimensions (of the axe): H. 72,3 cm




Even if the bearer remains unknown this emblem composition was shared by several emirs. Here is the list of them established by Michael Meinecke (Zur mamlukischen Heraldik, p. 261):

  • Āqbughā al-Ṭūlūtumrī (802/1400)
  • Nawrūz al-Ḥāfiẓī (809/1406-07)
  • Badr al-Dīn b. al-Kuwaiz (before 886/1441)
  • Muḥammad al-Malaṭī (undated)

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